Wow! I did it! I have 24 entries (36 actual verses) in my memory verse spiral for 2009! I am SO THANKFUL for Beth Moore giving us the challenge to do this and for the accountability of having to sign in to her LPM Blog on the 1st & 15th of every month. Now, I'm hooked and don't want to stop.
So...I'm going to commit to memorizing scripture again this year and look forward to the verses God brings to mind for me to memorize during this new year. I'd love for others to join me in this endeavor. I know I don't have much of a following, but it would be fun to link up and see the verses we're working on. (Maybe I'll learn how to do the McLinky thing tomorrow...it's really late right now.)
Here's my first verse for 2010...it was Beth Moore's last one for 2009 but I already had one in mind for then.
"One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple."
Now, here's a recap of my verses for 2009...I have a lot of continual practicing to do between now and January 22 when Shellye & I go to the Scripture Memory Celebration in Houston!
1. 1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
2. Psalm 121:5-6
The Lord watches over you—The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
3. Psalm 121:7-8
The Lord will keep you from all harm—He will watch over your life.
The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now & forevermore.
4. Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
5. Romans 12:3
For by the grace given me I say to everyone of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.
6. 1 Chronicles 28:9
And you, my son Solomon (Evan & Ethan), acknowledge the God of your Father, and serve Him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.
7. Isaiah 48:17
This is what the Lord says—your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.
8. 2 Chronicles 16:9
For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.
9. Psalm 118:6-7
The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
The Lord is with me; He is my helper. I will look in triumph on my enemies.
10. Hebrews 10:35-36
So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised.
11. Philippians 2:14-15
Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation in which you shine like stars in the universe.
12. Philippians 2:3-4
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
13. Colossians 3:12
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
14. Colossians 3:13-14
Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
15. Psalm 141:3-4
Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil, to take part in wicked deeds by men who are evildoers; let me not eat of their delicacies.
16. 1 Timothy 4:12
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.
17. Colossians 3:15
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
18. Colossians 3:16-17
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
19. 2 Corinthians 10:3-4
For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
20. 2 Corinthians 10:5
We demolish every arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
21. Deuteronomy 6:5-7
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give to you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down, and when you get up.
22. Proverbs 8:33-35
Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not ignore it. Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway. For whoever finds me find life and receives favor from the Lord.
23. Psalm 34:4
I sought the Lord, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears.
24. Colossians 4:6
Let your conversation always be full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may not how to answer everyone.